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UTEP’s Charles Corner qualifies for NCAA Golf Championships

UTEP golfer Charles Corner qualified for the NCAA Men’s Division I Golf Championships Wednesday, becoming the first Miner to do so since 2004 (Chris Baryla).

Corner finished tied for third at the NCAA Pacific Regional Tournament in Stockton, California. However, he was the top finisher among players not playing for a team that also qualified for the national championship tournament. It’s a somewhat complicated system, but that allows him to advance to nationals as an individual.

The NCAA Golf Championships will begin May 25 at Oklahoma State.

Corner was 9-under for the three-round regional tournament. He recorded three consecutive rounds shooting 3-under to punch his ticket to nationals.

Norman Xiong of Oregon won the Pacific Regional with a score of 15-under, while Stanford’s Brandon Wu finished right behind him at 14-under.

Wilson Furr from Alabama tied for third after matching Corner’s 9-under for the tournament.

Corner graduated from UTEP this past weekend and, according to UTEP, left for the regional tournament right after his name was called at the graduation ceremony.

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